How to Remove Rust Stains from a Metal Door Screen How to Remove Rust Stains from a Metal Door Screen

What You'll Need
Baking soda
Brush with thick bristles
Vinegar
Some hand towels/cloths
Clean water

It is understandable that a metal screen door exposed to the elements for prolonged periods is extremely susceptible to weathering in the form of rust. This short guide will help you remove all rust from your metal doors.

Step 1 - Apply the Vinegar

Pour the vinegar onto the rusted patches of your door's metal screen. Leave to sit for one hour.

Step 2 - Lay It Flat

Obviously, this is easier if you can remove the door and lay it flat. If impossible, keep rubbing vinegar into the vertical door for 1 - 2 hours. The rust will begin to dissolve, though it will work a lot better on a horizontal door.

Step 3 - Removing the Rust

Dip your brush into clean water and scrub at rusted areas. Some areas will clean a lot faster than others, which may need multiple brushes to even begin dissolution. With this job, perseverance is key. Any especially stubborn areas must be treated with a mix of water and baking soda. Leave this mix to dry for two hours, before wiping away gently with a soaked hand towel or cloth.

Step 4 - Persistent Areas

There may still be some rusted areas. You must continue to scrub these with your brush after removing the baking soda mix.

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